10 weird musicals

by f. baez | created - 05 Jan 2013 | updated - 05 Jan 2013 | Public

Music, yes. Musicals, perhaps? Different films, certainly.

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1. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)

G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård

Votes: 3,332

Opera at the movies? Yes, and without betraying the essence of either.

2. Yellow Submarine (1968)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Director: George Dunning | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 20,384

Sink in a pop world and fight the Blue meanies!

3. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 65,133 | Gross: $22.24M

Not a series of videoclips. Instead, a puzzle, an study on madness, a film without concessions. And great music.

4. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,160

Not a musical, but a comedy about the making of a musical film. And the best dancing scenes ever.

5. Help! (1965)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 14,690

Just delirious.

6. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972)

104 min | Musical, Drama, Comedy

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This is about the life and myths about famous opera singer Maria Malibran (1808-1836). She died on the stage.

Director: Werner Schroeter | Stars: Magdalena Montezuma, Christine Kaufmann, Candy Darling, Manuela Riva

Votes: 234

Not a film about Maria Malibran, but a study about the vulnerability of beauty. Oniric and hypnotic.

7. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 86,205 | Gross: $4.18M

A tragical musical... isn't that an oxymoron?

8. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 16,567 | Gross: $34.25M

A classic rock opera with a delirious director.

9. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

7.2
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Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 481

A reflexion on exile, through a musical staged by Argentinian refugees in Paris.

10. Zachariah (1971)

GP | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Director: George Englund | Stars: John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn, Don Johnson, Country Joe and the Fish

Votes: 500

A Buddhist Rock Western. You can't get much heavier than that. Not a good film, but certainly fun.